Song Lyric Sunday: Pain

It’s Sunday night, so time to share a song. Helen’s prompt this week is ‘pain’, which I suspect is exactly what I’m going to be feeling tomorrow morning, after I walked up this bad boy this afternoon (Pendle Hill in Lancashire if you’re interested).

Pendle Hill

That’s me in the foreground; the dot in the distance just before the next wall is, I think, my 12YO daughter, who reached the top about half an hour before I did!  Anyway, I digress. Here’s Johnny Cash, and Hurt. I’m not a fan of his, or country and western music generally, but this is incredible:

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Song Lyric Sunday: Rain

songlyricsunday26Happy Easter, Song Lyric Sunday Peeps! I hope your day got off to a better start than mine did when the precious darling children started fighting and sulking at 7am over the Easter Egg hunt which I’d been carefully preparing until midnight the night before…  families, eh?!

Anyway, the theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is rain, which is very appropriate as we’ve had a rainy drive across the Pennines today to visit family (after the egg wars had subsided). My choice is Kentucky Rain by Elvis Presley – here’s the lyrics and a good live version from YouTube:

Seven lonely days
And a dozen towns ago
I reached out one night
And you were gone
Don’t know why you’d run,
What you’re running to or from
All I know is I want to bring you home

So I’m walking in the rain,
Thumbing for a ride
On this lonely Kentucky back road
I’ve loved you much too long
And my love’s too strong
To let you go, never knowing
What went wrong
Kentucky rain keeps pouring down
And up ahead’s another town
That I’ll go walking through

With the rain in my shoes,
Searchin’ for you
In the cold Kentucky rain,
In the cold Kentucky rain
Showed your photograph
To some old gray bearded man

Sitting on a bench
Outside a gen’ral store
They said “Yes, she’s been here”
But their memory wasn’t clear

Was it yesterday,
No, wait the day before
So I fin’ly got a ride
With a preacher man who asked
“Where you bound on such a cold dark afternoon?”

As we drove on through the rain
As he listened I explained
And he left me with a prayer
That I’d find you

Songwriters: E. RABBITT, D. HEARD
Kentucky Rain lyrics © IMAGEM U.S. LLC


I’m just enjoying listening to this at the end of a long day, and remembering just how amazing Elvis Presley’s voice was. Oh, and I’ve a good mind to eat all the damn chocolate now that the little darlings are safely tucked up in bed…

Song Lyric Sunday: 1980s!

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge – to post a song from the 1980s –  has had me wracking my brains for the last hour. Which is ridiculous, because – as Husband and 12YO have pointed out – almost everything I ever listen to is from the eighties! But how do you pick one song to sum up an entire decade? Particularly when it’s the decade which spans your teenage years. I mean, I was eight years old and playing with Sindy dolls at the start of the eighties, and off to university by the end of it. From the Jam to the Stone Roses feels more like a geological age to me, rather than a mere ten years. Continue reading

Song Lyric Sunday: Cover Versions

songlyricsundayMy favourite cover version? This was a tough one, there are so many! I was thinking of the Byrds’ version of ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, or maybe Sinead O’Connor’s ‘Nothing Compares 2U’. But in honour of the late great Chuck Berry who died this weekend, and because Back to the Future is one of my favourite films ever, and Michael J Fox always makes me laugh in this scene, here’s Marty McFly at the Enchantment Under the Sea ball, with his 1985 version of Johnny B. Goode: Continue reading